International Conservation News

The conservation news section provides the latest news from various sources on conservation, environmental science and wildlife. AFC aims to raise interest in current issues to raise awareness and promote the support of conservation.

2019/01/18 - A surprising number of plants and animals have been discovered alive and well after scientists had declared them long gone.
2019/01/17 - The newborn killer whale, called L124, looks healthy. But its family is still in danger of extinction.
2019/01/14 - The pallid sturgeon is threatened because it can no longer travel far enough on the Missouri River to find a healthy place for its eggs to develop.
2019/01/14 - Gualicho shinyae was found to have evolved its stubby arms independently, suggesting there was some evolutionary advantage to the small size.
2019/01/10 - Scientists say George, an inch-long mollusk about 14 years old, was most likely the last of Achatinella apexfulva, a species of land snail that lived only in Hawaii.
2019/01/09 - The monarchs’ declining wintertime numbers are “potentially catastrophic,” according to the nonprofit conservation group that conducted the count.
2019/01/09 - The monarchs’ declining wintertime numbers are “potentially catastrophic,” according to the nonprofit conservation group that conducted the count.
2019/01/01 - Power lines and electrified fences are killing birds, monkeys, pangolins and even elephants in surprising numbers.
2018/12/12 - There have been calls for biodiversity and ecosystem assessments to count non-native species as well as their native counterparts as positively contributing to biological diversity. Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee and member of the Invasive Species Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, explains why this approach is misguided and would hinder our ability to achieve international...
2018/12/07 - In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today.
2018/12/04 - The beetles are New England’s most endangered species. Now scientists have begun an unlikely effort to return them to the banks of the Connecticut River.
2018/11/27 - Will the growing interest in traditional Chinese medicine — at home and abroad — doom some of the world’s rarest species?
2018/11/27 - The justices unanimously ruled that an appeals court must take a fresh look at the government’s efforts to protect the endangered species.
2018/11/19 - Mountain gorillas are faring better — perhaps because some humans just won’t listen to reason.
2018/11/17 - A bucolic corner of Hong Kong attracts bird-watchers and bicyclists eager to escape the crowds. But the area is increasingly attractive to developers.
2018/11/12 - The Scottish wildcat, the last native cat in the United Kingdom, is endangered; fewer than 100 purebred specimens remain in the wild.
2018/11/05 - The newly identified extinct primate weighed slightly less than an average house cat.
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